|What is HAPPY LIFTT Revitalizing?
Unlike traditional lifting, HAPPY LIFTT
Revitalizing is a soft surgical approach based on the
use of HAPPY LIFTT patented threads (Property of Promo
Italia International S.r.l; all rights reserved).
What is HAPPY LIFTT?
It is a new revolutionary product permitting,
through a mini invasive surgical operation to practice
lifting, without leaving scars on the skin. These
threads are used to: support facial soft tissues without
the necessity of resorting to traditional lifting;
position the malar and zygomatic areas back to their
original place (before the aging process); reduce or
delete naso-labial and bucco-mandibular wrinkles; raise
eyebrows; stretch neck tissues; correct the mandibular
HAPPY LIFTT is also used to give harmony to a badly
contoured or flat face.
What is HAPPY LIFTT made of?
The thread is made of Polylattide & Caprolactone, or the
same components that, for more than 50 years, have been used in
all dissolvable sutures devised for sewing wounded blood
vessels. However, ours have been processed so as to stay longer
in the human tissue. The little bi-directional cogs are
constituent parts of HAPPY LIFTT. In fact, when the threads
are inserted under the skin, the cogs become a supporting
structure for soft tissues as they allow their stable and
What's the shape of HAPPY LIFTT threads?
HAPPY LIFTT threads are dissolvable monofilament threads.
These threads are modified as to resemble a fishbone with very
small (almost invisible) and duly directed swells. When threads
are inserted under the skin the cogs cling to the facial soft
tissues, thus becoming a supporting structure, somehow
preventing or delaying the facial skin aging.
Does HAPPY LIFTT threads act as a "foreign
body" in the skin?
Yes, they do. In fact, the very presence of this "foreign
body" in the skin produces fibrosis, which is necessary to
create a supporting scaffold for the soft tissues. The same
thing happens in traditional lifting too but in that case the
technique is much more complicated and the post-operative
recovery takes longer
Can HAPPY LIFTT Revitalizing be considered a safe
Yes! It is generally considered the safest lifting procedure.
Is General Anesthesia required?
No, only local or truncular anesthesias are required
Does the operation change the patient's facial
It is the traditional lifting that usually does induce the
typical "Lifting Face". HAPPY LIFTT Revitalizing,
instead, rejuvenates the patient's face without changing
his/her natural features. Facial soft tissues are just
repositioned to their original location, where they used to be
before gravity, mastication, mimic and aging dislocated them in
a different anatomical place. If the patients ever ask: "What
will I be like after the operation?" The answer will be:
"Get back to the pictures of yourself some years ago: you will
be like that again thanks to HAPPY LIFTT".
Is it always performed in an operating theatre?
No, it is not compulsory. You can perform the operation in
theatres equipped for easy operations, medical outpatients'
departments or in day surgeries centers.
How is the thread inserted?
The thread is inserted into the skin (hypodermis) by means of a
21 GG thin needle.
How long does the operation take?
Approximately 10-15 minutes for small areas, 30-40 minutes for
the whole face: this is true for qualified experts and doctors
already used to the surgical technique.
Does the procedure leave visible scars on skin?
No scars or traces of operation are left on face.
How long does the HAPPY LIFTT effect last?
2 to 3 years, also depending on some factors: age at the
first operation; lifestyle; food; smoking; sleeping; genetic
patrimony (genotype) inherited from the parents; entity of
oxidative stress; etc.
How long does the patient have to stay at home to
recover after the procedure?
The patient is not made to stay at home: it's a matter of
personal choice. But it is very important, during the first
days, neither to stress the operated facial areas nor to
exercise pressure on the treated zones.
It is advisable to sleep on two or three pillows for 3 or 4 days
to raise shoulders. A neck pillow can also be used. Face
cleaning, during these days, has to be practiced in an extremely
soft way; creams have to be applied in a very gentle way, almost
grazing the skin; make up has to be put on gently After 15-20
days you can gradually get back to your usual habits.
After this period, you can resume a moderate sport activity;
while a more intense activity can be resumed 35-40 days later.
Are there any side effects with the HAPPY LIFTT?
Collateral effects are very rare and slight: light bruises
disappearing in1 or 2 days at the most (which is the normal
absorption period for small contusions or bruises).If the
patient has done the preventive therapies based on Arnica plus,
vitamin K, before and after the operation, the small hematoma
resolution period is reduced to 60%. Rarest cases of small
infections, located all around the small areas of the thread
extremities, often appear when the patient has not practiced the
medical therapy prescribed by the surgeon.
Is there any therapy to be practiced before the
Yes, there is. Endermologie or infiltrative therapies with CO2
or O2, or O3 reduce the risk of hematomas (caused by
operation).Patients using anti-coagulants are recommended to
stop using them at least ten days before the operation. If they
can't, they are required to inform their surgeon before the
operation. Patients suffering from vessel embrittlement, have to
do the preventive therapies that their surgeon will prescribe
them in order to reduce the risk of post-operation small
haematomas. However, this is just a precautionary therapy.
Ultrasounds can help reduce post-operation swelling and edema,
but this procedure has to be carried out as delicately as
possible, grazing the face skin and by interposing an anti-algic
Can a patient undergo another HAPPY LIFTT operation
after the first one? Can other threads be implanted in other
areas of face?
Other facial areas can be operated two months after the first
operation. More threads can be even implanted into the very same
areas to better underline the first result or eventually correct
asymmetries (differences between right and left parts of the
face). "Theoretically" speaking there is no
limit to the number of threads which can be implanted,
especially with HAPPY LIFTT dissolvable threads.
How long do patients have to wait before undergoing
another HAPPY LIFTT procedure?
Approximately between 6 and 8 weeks
Can this procedure be combined with other ones?
Yes, it can be combined to both Aesthetic Medicine and
Plastic Surgery techniques such as: facial auto lipo lifting
(transplantation of one's fat to other areas of face when
there is remarkable loss of cutaneous thickness due to ageing),
laser resurfacing, photo rejuvenation, etc. The threads can also
be implanted in an open-sky setting: while doing other
traditional surgical lifting or blepharoplasty on the malar
Who is the best candidate for this operation?
The best candidate is the patient responding to these
Aged between 17 and 77, for specific indications of plastic
Aged between 30 and 45 and, sometimes also between 45 - 55, for
indications of aesthetic surgery
Is there any further indication about this operation?
This operation is good for:
- Face soft tissues; Neck ptosis featured by sagging
tissues; Early ageing due, among other things, to sun
- Badly defined facial contours: Amorphous, Flat and Flabby
- Treating all facial paresis deriving from facial nerve
How does HAPPY LIFTT Revitalizing differ from the
traditional lifting? Is it difficult to perform?
The technique is fast and easy to perform for an expert surgeon.
Local anesthesia is required, with or without slight sedation.
During the threads implant, the patient is awake. HAPPY LIFTT
Threads are inserted into the subcutaneous fat by means of a
thin cannula needle: it is important to insert them at the
correct depth. Besides, it is important to follow the paths
which the doctor has previously marked along the supporting
lines of the skin by means of a marker.
Which are the areas of the face undergoing the
- Eyebrow lifting: Middle, Central, Lateral, Combined and
- Malar lifting;
- Jaw lifting; Neck lifting;
- Temporal lifting;
- Forehead and temporal endoscopic lifting;
- Bichat's Fat Pad lifting;
- Endoscopic lifting of the mid-face;
- All congenital, traumatic and iatrogenic paresis of facial
nerves as well as face or sectorial paresis